Red hot Aguero's latest hat-trick moves him closer to Messi

Red hot Aguero's latest hat-trick moves him closer to Messi

After the City loss, Sarri admitted: "It is right".

But Chelsea do not show much patience with failing managers and the current incumbent was skating on thin ice before his team were dismantled by City. "You have to ask the club". I am anxious about my team.

"But you just know when things start to turn a little bit at Chelsea it doesn't normally end well".

The Spaniard empathises with the scrutiny Sarri is under and believes the former Napoli coach needs time to implement his ideas.

Sarri's side were well beaten and could have been much more so with Aguero offered a sure tap in at the start of the game.

"I know exactly what he (Sarri) wants to do", Guardiola said. This kind of person or this type of game always helps to make our football better.

"Chelsea depend a lot on our pressing, but we have a lot of quality".

What Barkley was thinking when he headed the ball back towards his own goal from 20 yards out is hard to understand. "People expect with a new manager and buying players it comes immediately, but it needs time". After 100 points (last season) we have to push them, ' Guardiola said, suggesting this team have similar hunger to win trophies as his old Barcelona side.

"So at some point you've got to change what you're doing". So no, because at the beginning (of the season) it (his style of football) worked.

Then we conceded a goal after four minutes in a stupid way.

'He said to me that he saw Kepa [Arrizabalaga] coming quick, that he wanted to be more precise. "At the moment we have a big problem away". We need to understand and the reason is not easy. When we won (2-0 against City on December 8) at Stamford Bridge it was because we played well and were together.

He said in his post-match press conference: "The final of the Carabao Cup was tough, now it will be tougher".

Winning that trophy alone will not be enough to keep him in a job, however. Instead, the day was about reclaiming top spot from Liverpool, and they did so in comprehensive fashion.

The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend. Christian Eriksen netted moments later and although Vardy got one back, Son Heung-min's late strike ensured third-placed Tottenham clinched a fifth win in their last six league games.

Silverware could still be collected in two weeks.

Additionally, he is now the highest scoring player against Chelsea (10), surprassing Shearer (Blackburn and Newcastle) and Thierry Henry (Arsenal).